Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus protein A (spa) mutants in the community and hospitals in Oxfordshire

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Votintseva, AA; Fung, R; Miller, RR; Knox, K; Godwin, H; Wyllie, DH; Bowden, R; Crook, DW; Walker, AS;
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Journal: BMC Microbiology, volume 14, issue 1, pages 63-63 (issn: 1471-2180, eissn: 1471-2180)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4007515, doi: 10.1186/1471-2180-14-63
  • Subject: Epidemiology | Non-typeable isolates | Research Article | Deletions | Infectious diseases | Spa-typing | Clinical microbiology | Microbiology (medical) | Genetics (medical sciences) | Community and hospital strains | Staphylococcus aureus | Spa-gene

BACKGROUND: Staphylococcal protein A (spa) is an important virulence factor which enables Staphylococcus aureus to evade host immune responses. Genotypes known as "spa-types", based on highly variable Xr region sequences of the spa-gene, are frequently used to classify ... View more